We have the privilege of being able to draw on a pool of notable industry professionals and academics who contribute to our lecture programmes in a personal, professional or academic capacity. These range from architects, masterplanners, landscape designers, engineers, interior designers, graphic designers to hoteliers, artists, hair stylists, product designers, chefs, musicians, film directors and actors – to name a few examples. Such a breadth of talent that spans multiple industries provides lateral sources of inspiration not often found in a singular discipline of learning.